We have observed a swarm of activity in and around and above the frontier town. They are fairy troops. But whose?
Dunfallon led us to a thicket just beyond the last barracks. He and Rumble settled on it before the latter went off on his own. So, we are now in a good position to strike out over the border into the human territories.
While we waited for Rumble to rejoin us, Dunfallon went out to test the border for any magical defenses. Noralei and I, between us, kept Willie in thrall and calm.
Overall, I felt restless. Being separated from two of our number did not help.
Leaving Noralei with the Wisp, I left the center of the thicket the better to watch for Rumble. In the heat of the afternoon there, a shadow passed over me and I looked up to see that flight of black birds, their number having grown since yesterday.
And I rejoiced to see my pixie friend swoop down out of the sun on his golden eagle.